Shristhikantha Avalokiteshvara is a meditational form of the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara. Avalokiteshvara is a bodhisattva originally arose from the Sutrayana tradition of Buddhism, and later as a tutelary deity of the TantricVajrayana tradition.
Life of Shristhikantha Avalokiteshvara
In this section, we are going to learn about the life of Shristhikantha Avalokiteshvara, after that, the short etymology of Shristhikantha Avalokiteshvara itself.
Shristhikantha Avalokiteshvara is the bodhisattva of compassion surrounded by fifteen Hindugods emanated from his body.
Shristhikantha Avalokiteshvara .
Simhanada is a form of Avalokiteshvara connected with removing illness caused by nagas. Simhanada Avalokiteshavara belongs to the KriyaTantra classification and arises from the Simahanada Tantra and the text of the Arya Avalokiteshvara Dharani.
His primary activity is to remove sickness and disease especially illness caused by nagas. Jowo Atisha and Mal Lotsawa popularized the practice of Simhanada in the land of Tibet.
Simhanada Avalokiteshvara is known as seng ge dra chen re zi in .
Avalokiteshvara is said to embody love, kindness, and compassion for all beings.
It is believed that Avalokiteshvara as vowing to never rest until he had freed all sentient beings from samsara.
Mantra of Avalokiteshvara
"Om Mani Padme Hum"
108 Manifestation of Avalokiteshvara
This translation of 108 Verses Praising is of the renowned MongolianLama Lobsang Tayang's work. He was a highly esteemed interpreter of the Gelugpa tradition, and his writings cover a wide range of Tibetan literature, Tantra, logic and philosophy.
About Lama Lobsang Tayang
Geshe Lobsang Tayang was born in 1867 in the Gobi desert, was renowned for his vast knowledge of Buddhism. He was compared to the Indian pandit Ashvagosha, author of the “50 Verses .
The holy water from Gandaki river gushing out of the 108 water spouts are said to cleanse the devotees of their sins and set them on a path to salvation. The waters are sacred to Buddhists as well and it’s called 'Chumig Gyatsa' in Tibetan language meaning "a hundred springs".
The Muktinath pilgrimage
The Himalayas are believed to be terrestrial dwelling place of saints and the home of the gods. The Muktinath temple situated at an .
Vajrapani is one of the earliest and most recognizable characters of Buddhist art. He is known for carrying a vajra scepter and being a close attendant to the historical Buddha according to the Mahayana Sutras. In Vajrayana, Buddhism Vajrapani is entrusted to safeguard all of the Tantra literature and in this regard, he is known as Guhyapati - the Lord of Secrets.
Different Forms of Vajrapani
Vajrapani manifests in a variety of forms and looks, ranging from placid .
Guhyasamja is one of Vajrayana Buddhism's most fascinating, difficult, and essential personalities. It combines various important tathagataBuddhas, into one sculpture. It is predominantly is call Akshobhayavajara which is the form of Akshobhaya buddha.
Guhyasamja is the foremost meditational deity of the Method-father class of Anuttarayoga tantra. Guhyasamaja has two main traditions, the Arya (Nagarjuna) Lineage, and the Jnana (Jnanapada) Lineage.
There are three principal iconographic forms of Guhyasamaja; Akshobhyavajra (blue), Manjuvajra (orange), .